I am a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. I am interested in the application of artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning methods to benefit human-centered robotics and assistive technologies. I am working with Prof. Brenna Argall in the assistive & rehabilitation robotics laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (RIC). My current research involves designing and investigating semi-autonomy behaviors and adaptive assistance in shared control to facilitate operation of assistive machines for users with unique needs and preferences.News
Human-in-the-Loop Optimization of Shared Autonomy in Assistive Robotics [ pdf ] [ bib ] Deepak Gopinath, Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 247-254, 2017 Shared Control | Assistive robotic arm | User-driven customization Robot Learning to Switch Control Modes for Assistive Teleoperation [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall RSS Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics, 2016 Assistive robotic arm | Mode Switching assistance | Low-dimensional interfaces | Machine Learning Grasp Detection for Assistive Robotic Manipulation [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016 Robotic grasps | Grasping | Geometric approach | Shape Primitives | Grasp dataset | Assistive robotic arm | Point Clouds Assistive Robotic Manipulation through Shared Autonomy and a Body-Machine Interface [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain, Ali Farshchiansadegh, Alexander Broad, Farnaz Abdollahi, Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi, Brenna Argall In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2015 Shared Control | Body-Machine interface | Assistive robotic arm | Path Planning | Rehabilitation robotics Automated and Objective Assessment of Surgical Training: Detection of Procedural Steps on Videotaped Performances Siddarth Jain, Katherine A Barsness, Brenna Argall [ pdf ] [ bib ] In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), 2015 Surgical assessment | Tracheoesophageal fistula repair | Skill evaluation | Medical image processing Towards Validated Surgical Skills Assessment: Automated monitoring of Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair (oral abstract) Siddarth Jain, Katherine A Barsness, Ellie O'Brien, Brenna D Argall International Pediatric Endosurgery Group 24th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children (IPEG), 2015 Automated Perception of Safe Docking Locations with Alignment Information for Assistive Wheelchairs [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall In Proceedings of the 27th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014 Assistive Robotics | Wheelchairs | Robot docking | Docking structures | Docking detection | Point Clouds | Computer VisionTeaching
EECS 469 / ME 495: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Robotics [ course page ] Northwestern University, T.A., Fall 2016 Instructor for four lectures (Bayesian filters, Topics in ML and AI) Evaluated reports, code assignments, projects and final exam papers EECS 495: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Robotics [ course page ] Northwestern University, T.A., Fall 2014 Instructor for machine learning lecture (Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms) Evaluated reports, code assignments, projects and final exam papers
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